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The Hakuba Valley offers more terrain, vertical rise and advanced ski slopes than anywhere in Japan. Having hosted the 1998 Winter Olympic Games and numerous FIS World Cup events, the Hakuba Valley has a well-established international reputation as a world-class ski destination. From one end of the valley to the other and with 10 resorts accessing over 130 ski runs as well as providing access to incredible off-piste terrain of the Japan Alps, Hakuba’s reputation as a serious skiers and snowboarders’ destination is well balanced across all levels. This combination of world-class skiing, abundant snowfalls, sunny skies and over 9 ski resorts truly makes Hakuba Valley a precious gem among the rugged Japan Alps. From the complete novice to the expert skier, the Hakuba Valley provides some of the best skiing in Japan. Everything from gentle beginner slopes, to steeps, bumps and long groomers, and of course, plenty of fresh powder. Happo One Resort is Hakuba Valley’s premier resort, boasting some of the highest snowfalls and longest vertical pitches in all of Japan, while Hakuba 47 and Goryu’s terrain challenges everyone from first timers to experts. Tsugaike and Iwatake resorts are also well suited to the beginner and intermediate levels, with long cruising trails and plenty of powder runs for those who wish to explore. Hakuba’s reputation as a serious skiers destination is well balanced across all levels, offering something for everyone.

Endless half-pipes, terrain parks, gullies, hits, powder bowls and steeps are awaiting you this season in Hakuba. From Kashimayari to Hakuba Cortina, the variety of terrain on offer is guaranteed to satisfy all levels. For the beginner, learn to snowboard with great views, English speaking instructors and gentle slopes at any one of the ski resorts. For the experts, fantastic powder conditions, jumps, half-pipes, terrain parks and plentiful freestyle action is waiting to be experienced. Take your pick, as every resort has plenty to offer snowboarders this winter in Hakuba. Favorites among the resorts are Hakuba 47 and Happo, with their challenging and diverse terrain. Also, Tsugaike’s and Hakuba 47’s board parks and Cortina with its light, dry, deep powder and ungroomed trails are always popular.

Hakuba Valley being the premier collection of ski resorts in Japan offers a wide range of accommodation options throughout the valley. The heart of the Hakuba Valley is Happo One Ski Resort and by far the most popular location to be based. The most popular villages/areas for Hakuba Valley accommodation for international visitors are Wadano, Happo and Echoland.


Wadano Here the majority of Hakuba’s deluxe accommodation is located, Hakuba’s biggest ski school and lots of new developments

Upper Wadano Sakka Base, Happo’s best base facilities, lots of apartments and new developments.

Middle Wadano The big hotels of Wadano are Tokyu Hotel and Mominoki Hotel. There is an access road to the gondola and to Kokusai parking area.

Lower Wadano Mostly self-contained chalets and houses. Phoenix Hotel and Double Black are the major hotels in the area. Beware of the uphill walk to the slopes.

Happo Village The Happo Village spreads out across Happo and connects with Wadano area. The village has mostly hotel style accommodation and areas in the village include the Happo Gondola, Happo Central Village, Nakiyama slopes and Happo Bus Terminal. With a good range of dining options for après ski, Happo is one of the most popular places to stay in the Hakuba Valley along with Wadano.

Echoland It is located between Happo and Hakuba 47, serviced by shuttle buses to nearby resorts. Echoland offers a good mix of accommodation, restaurants, shops and bars. Self-contained properties are available from basic cabins to deluxe apartments and chalets.

Goryu Goryu village is mostly made up of smaller lodges with a few larger western style hotels. Scattered through the village are a handful of restaurants and bars.

Iwatake A small village with a range of budget to mid-level accommodation located nearby the resort itself. 5-10 minutes’ walk away another smaller hamlet with more traditional Japanese pensions and accommodation

Tsugaike Tsugaike is a 15 minute drive from central Hakuba, a sprawling village with mostly mid-range and budget hotels popular with the younger Japanese market. The village offers quite a few dining options as well as a couple of bars, and an excellent place for those learning to ski and snowboard.

Norikura Hakuba Alps Hotel is the main slope-side property in Norikura, however there is also a scattering of other lodge and pension style accommodations on offer. A small offering of restaurants to eat out at in the Norikura area.

Cortina Hotel Green Plaza Hotel is the resort hotel for the Cortina Ski Resort. Ski-in-ski-out and over 250 rooms within the hotel.

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